Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka His Royal Hotness, is wickedly charming, devastatingly handsome, and unabashedly arrogant; hard not to be when people are constantly bowing down to you.
Then, one snowy night in Manhattan, the prince meets a dark haired beauty who doesn’t bow down. Instead, she throws a pie in his face.
Nicholas wants to find out if she tastes as good as her pie, and this heir apparent is used to getting what he wants.
Dating a prince isn’t what waitress Olivia Hammond ever imagined it would be.
There’s a disapproving queen, a wildly inappropriate spare heir, relentless paparazzi, and brutal public scrutiny. While they’ve traded in horse drawn carriages for Rolls Royces, and haven’t chopped anyone’s head off lately, the royals are far from accepting of this commoner.
But to Olivia, Nicholas is worth it.
Nicholas grew up with the whole world watching, and now Marriage Watch is in full force. In the end, Nicholas has to decide who he is and, more importantly, who he wants to be: a King… or the man who gets to love Olivia forever.
Title: Royally Screwed (Royally, #1)
Author: Emma Chase
Publication Date: October 16, 2016
Genres: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
I really liked this book. I usually enjoy books with royals so I felt like this was going to be a good match for me and it was.
There was a bit of love/hate there at the beginning that helped to heat things up between Nick and Olivia. That, coupled later with a forbidden romance situation, really kept things alive in their relationship.
Nick was so interesting as a character because he acted a certain way around Olivia but then was forced to become someone else as a prince and around his grandmother. I didn’t see as much growth in him as I would have liked, but it was still interesting to see the shift in his priorities and goals.
There was sorta a twist at the end that others might have seen coming, but I didn’t. It made so much sense for the story and leading into book two, but I didn’t see it coming. I liked it though!
Overall, this was a good book that gave me all the royal-ness that I crave every so often in a romance.